“As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.”
King James Version (KJV)
26:9 A thorn - As a thorn is in a drunkard's hand, which he cannot manage cautiously, but employs to his own and others hurt. So - As unprofitable, and, by accident, hurtful to himself and others.
26:10 Rewardeth - Will certainly give that recompence which is deserved by fools and transgressors, by such as sin either thro' ignorance, or wilfully.
As a dogge returneth to his vomite: so a foole returneth to his folly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
Like a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
As a dog that returneth to his vomit, `So is' a fool that repeateth his folly.
- American Standard Version (1901)
Like a dog going back to the food which he has not been able to keep down, is the foolish man doing his foolish acts over again.
- Basic English Bible
As a dog turneth back to its vomit, [so] a fool repeateth his folly.
- Darby Bible
As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
- Webster's Bible
As a dog that returns to his vomit, so is a fool who repeats his folly.
- World English Bible
As a dog hath returned to its vomit, A fool is repeating his folly.
- Youngs Literal Bible
As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is a fool that repeateth his folly.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible